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The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

Executive MBA Program Asia / Europe / North America

“Knowledge is confidence.” The Executive MBA Program Asia I Europe I North America

The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business


Study with the school that pioneered executive MBA education. Inside

For more than a century, Chicago GSB has been known as an innovator in business education.

It’s all about the idea. 3 What sets us apart? 5 Stretch. Challenge. Push. Question. 7 Pure Chicago 9 Accessible Experts 11 The Classroom Experience 13

“Knowledge is confidence. I was in a very specialized field, and I’ve been exposed now to many different people, situations, professions, and subjects. I have a much more global perspective. When I walk into challenging situations, I feel more prepared for what might come at me.” Rachel Lupiani, ’06 Associate Director, The Carlyle Group Paris, France

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A Team Approach to Maximize Learning Real-World Teaching, Real-Time Application Values for life. Preparation for All Possibilities Proceed with Confidence Alumni: Before and After Community across continents. Taking Diversity to a New Dimension Chicago GSB People Career Management Companies Represented Connections that count. Connect Now Connect for Life The Facts. International Exposure Curriculum Faculty and Research Career Services Apply.


FIRST to offer an executive MBA program (1943)


FIRST to publish a scholarly business journal (1928)


FIRST to offer a PhD program in business (1920)


FIRST to award a PhD in business to a woman (1929)


FIRST to establish a minority scholarship program (1964)


FIRST business school to have a Nobel laureate on its faculty (1982)


FIRST and only U.S. business school with permanent campuses on three continents: Asia (Singapore), Europe (London), and North America (Chicago)


FIRST business school with six Nobel Prize–winning faculty members (George Stigler, 1982; Merton Miller, 1990; Ronald Coase, 1991; Gary Becker, 1992; Robert Fogel, 1993; Myron Scholes, 1997)

Engage with faculty. Collaborate with peers. Question assumptions. Including your own. Identify your passions. Explore the possibilities.

Build community across continents. Make connections that matter. Learn how to think. Inside the box. Outside the box. When there is no box. Know what to do. How to do it. When to do it better.

Welcome to Chicago GSB.

“Chicago GSB has one value system: We are never satisfied with our state of knowledge or practice. We believe in the power of ideas. To get to the best provisional idea and the best execution requires making sure that each voice is heard and each person is respected.� Dean Edward A. Snyder


At Chicago GSB, it’s all about

the idea. Our learning environment is collaborative and without hierarchy. Students are expected to voice their questions and dissent, whether the idea is presented by a classmate or a professor.

This is how our ideas evolve into prosperous business ventures and world-changing practices. Our learning environment embraces a discipline-based approach to the analysis of ideas. Students learn to evaluate problems and opportunities through the fundamental disciplines that underlie business: accounting, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics.

This is how our graduates transcend trends and thrive in dynamic markets across all industries. Our learning environment is based on one essential fact: there are neither enough formulas nor business cases to span the range of decisions faced in the course of a career. We prepare our students with knowledge, a command of the relevant tools, and, most important, the ability to decisively think through unique problems and opportunities and the ideas they generate.

This is how Chicago GSB teaches you to lead.


Singapore Campus House of Tan Yeok Nee London Campus Woolgate Exchange

“The international aspect of the program is incredible. Chicago does a great job of facilitating networking, notably during orientation week in Chicago and the international exchange modules, which take students to Chicago, London, and Singapore and add another dimension to the exchange with professionals from around the globe.” Peter Bernet, ’06 Director, Swiss Re Zurich, Switzerland


The Chicago GSB Difference What sets Chicago GSB apart? An environment that stretches you past your known potential and supports you every step of the way. A curriculum that prepares you for every moment of truth. A faculty that travels from Chicago to London to Singapore. A program that unites students from all three campuses for four sessions. A community that creates connections from Chicago to São Paulo to Mumbai to Moscow. An experience that will shape your business and your life. But don’t take our word for it. Let our students and alumni tell you about the Chicago GSB experience.

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Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics


Stretch. Challenge. Push. Question. These are words you hear a lot in association with the Chicago GSB approach to management education. The classroom experience is designed to teach you not what to think, but how to think. To open every door in a quest for the best answer. To create a door when none exists. To prepare you for the moments when your business judgment will mean the difference between success and failure. To triumph in your moment of truth.


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“The GSB learning experience deconstructs and reconstructs your thinking. This does get uncomfortable at times. But at the end of it all, the fog of information that normally bombards you as a senior business manager, on a day-to-day basis, suddenly starts to make sense—these ‘a-ha’ moments are priceless.” Zubaria Lone, current student Director, SMS3 London, United Kingdom

“Reputation + Rigor + The Network = unrivaled lifelong opportunities for personal and professional growth and advancement. That’s the GSB Difference.” Paul Singh Gill, current student Senior Change Management Leader, Group Finance Systems Standard Chartered Bank Limited Singapore


The Chicago GSB Difference Pure Chicago The Chicago GSB Executive MBA Program is “pure Chicago.” One executive MBA program is taught on three campuses. One Chicago GSB faculty teaches all our programs, through the same distinctive approach. The Chicago Approach to management education gives you a powerful framework for decision making that will serve you throughout your career. By going deeper into the basic disciplines, you master fundamental concepts and frameworks that can be applied to any business situation in any industry.

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“The Executive MBA Program is not like other schools that run programs on other campuses, with faculty other than their own. With Chicago GSB, it’s Chicago GSB professors who fly to London and Singapore to teach.” Mark Hoyt, ’00 Vice President, International Finance Chicago, Illinois, USA 9

“Learning the class work is just one way I rely on my peers. I have gone to them for advice on career changes, networking, places to vacation, business contacts, research... you name it and several have come to me for advice on professional and personal matters as well.” Thomas O’Malley, current student Director, JAPAC Industry Strategy and Insight Oracle Corporation Singapore


The Chicago GSB Difference Accessible Experts Our faculty members are Nobel laureates, presidential appointees, fellows of the American Arts and Sciences, and much more. Two current faculty members, Gary Becker and Robert Fogel, are recipients of the Nobel Prize. Our faculty are regularly called upon for their expertise. Their research and opinions are cited in media worldwide, from the Wall Street Journal and New York Times to Le Monde, the Economist, Australian Business Review, and Economic Times of India. Yet what matters to students most? Their remarkable accessibility and dedication to teaching. Our professors share meals with students and are available for after-class discussion. It’s more than a student-teacher relationship—it’s a shared experience.

Tanya Menon, Associate Professor of Behavioral Science, works with students after class.

“All the professors I encountered were surprisingly accessible.

Faculty were always readily available to answer questions and really liked to hear about our experiences at work.” Kathy Fieweger, ’06 Vice President, Midwest Operations FD Inc Chicago, Illinois, USA


“There is a lot of interaction in the classroom, where people bring forward their views and solutions to a variety of practical issues. Sometimes people have been in similar situations and have real life experience from implementing certain solutions. This makes it a very powerful learning experience by combining the absolute latest theoretical studies from the professors and the practical experience from the students.” Jesper Cramon, current student CFO, Safmarine Container Lines Brasschaat, Belgium

“I appreciate the fact that I can interact one-on-one with distinguished faculty who are experts in their respective fields. They are generally approachable, and are attuned to making my time in the classroom worth it. This, coupled with the depth and breadth of experiences that my classmates bring to the classroom, make it an enriching experience for me.” Paul Singh Gill, current student Senior Change Management Leader, Group Finance Systems Standard Chartered Bank Limited Singapore


The Chicago GSB Difference The Classroom Experience At Chicago GSB, our faculty don’t just lecture—they share information, elicit responses, spur dialogue, encourage differences of opinions, debate ideas. They expect their students to do the same, in the classroom and on their own. This is where ideas compete and people collaborate. Active engagement, informed thought, and dynamic teamwork make the GSB experience unique among its peers.

Professor Ronen Israel teaches Investments.

“Professors welcome realtime input from the class in questioning and challenging the frameworks and fundamentals we use to analyze most business issues. Most students have significant experience in areas of the subject matter, which provides an interesting, and often thought provoking, facet to classroom discussion.” Kenyatta Matheny, current student Senior Vice President, Associated Banc-Corp Chicago, Illinois, USA


“I just viewed the travel part of the program as a ‘neat perk.’ What a mistake. Having this much exposure to so much of the world at my fingertips through classmates is a take-away that is invaluable for me. It has helped me to grow so much as a professional, but more importantly as a person and citizen of the world.” Stacy Waters, current student President and CEO, The Waters Consulting Group, Inc. Dallas, Texas, USA

Graham Ellis, ’08 Business Manager, Biorenewable Energy UOP Limited Guildford, United Kingdom


The Chicago GSB Difference A Team Approach to Maximize Learning Working in study groups is an integral part of the Executive MBA Program. At the beginning of the program, students are assigned both a local and international study group, each carefully crafted for a balance of backgrounds and skills. Students learn to collaboratively problem-solve by relying on one another’s strengths and expertise, building lasting bonds in the process.

“We edge and push each other on, stretching ourselves to the very limit in the process. This helps us constantly refine the inherent assumptions that all of us hold within us when we work on a project together. The end result is a discussion that is thorough, insightful, and more complete than we would ever have achieved on our own.” Stephen Ho, current student Country Director, United Arab Emirates & Oman and Senior Vice President, Middle East/South East Asia/North Africa Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd Singapore


Nadir Belarbi, ’08 Europe campus


The Chicago GSB Difference Real-World Teaching, Real-Time Application When Chicago GSB professors enter the classroom, you get the benefit of their real-world expertise. Our professors collaborate and consult with firms, serve on corporate boards, and start their own companies. They are sought out for expert analysis and advice by government and business leaders worldwide. Their activities go beyond teaching to create new knowledge and shape the way the world does business. Because our professors teach a masterful mix of theory and application, you can start applying what you learn from day one. The biggest benefit from your new knowledge? The confidence to ask the hard questions, seek the best answers, and act decisively.

“I’ve always had a win-win strategy, but now I’m able to characterize it, to tell a potential client in detail how the strategy can be achieved. I’ve become more precise.” Nadir Belarbi, ’08 Senior Manager, eBusiness & Innovation The Dannon Company Inc–North America White Plains, New York, USA

“I am now much more confident in dealing with uncertainties in the business environment. The frameworks that I have learned at the GSB are applicable immediately and have enabled me to look at real world issues analytically and rigorously.” Stephen Ho, current student Country Director United Arab Emirates & Oman and Senior Vice President, Middle East/South East Asia/North Africa Surbana International Consultants Pte Ltd Singapore


Karen Pleva, ’08, Chief of Staff, Global Operations, Barclays Bank PLC, London, United Kingdom, Europe Campus


Values for life. The Chicago GSB experience is unlike any other. Time and again, our students and alumni tell us how our MBA programs change not only their approach to business, but their approach to life. Ours is an environment that cultivates deep questioning, intense exploration, sharp focus, and a passion for possibilities— values that foster decisive leadership and high-level success.


Kamilah Williams-Kemp, ’08 North America Campus

“Many of my classmates went into the program with specific plans, and I’m no exception. But as I learned more about myself and different aspects of business, I started opening my mind to other opportunities and perspectives that I might not have otherwise thought were possible.” Kamilah Williams-Kemp, ’08 Assistant Director, Field Recruitment Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA


The Chicago GSB Difference Preparation for All Possibilities The Chicago approach to management education teaches the analysis of ideas and problems through the contextual lenses of the fundamental disciplines that underlie business: accounting, economics, psychology, sociology, and statistics. We present the whole picture, so you understand cause and effect from function and department to company and industry. The result is an education that prepares you for every possibility.

Dave Babins, ’08 North America Campus

“The basics I was taught can be applied to any business practice, across any field. If I chose to leave healthcare, I think I could go to any industry and succeed.” Dave Babins, ’08 Orthopedic Surgeon Erie, Pennsylvania, USA


Frederik Wattimena, ’08 Director, Indonesia Deutsche Asset Management (Asia) Ltd Singapore

“The experience has recharged my thinking and helped me to better engage with people from different functions by enabling me to see the world more clearly through their eyes. This has led to more insightful discussions much more quickly.” Zubaria Lone, current student Director, SMS3 London, United Kingdom


The Chicago GSB Difference Proceed with Confidence Everyone comes to Chicago GSB to learn new business skills. What they acquire is so much more: confidence to face the toughest business challenges, contacts to help when needed, and a new way of interpreting the world.

“I cannot stress enough how critical the GSB has been in my career. Although I had many years of marketing experience, my finance and accounting skills come mostly from what I learned at the GSB. You can’t be a general manager without a solid grounding in finance. Facets such as GAAP accounting and all the U.S.–specific information I learned at the GSB have had an enormous impact on how I run my business and make business decisions.” Javier Escobedo, ’01 Managing Partner, OLE, LLC New York, New York, USA



Bill Osborne, ’01 Oakville, Ontario, Canada

BEFORE Chicago GSB Plant manager for Ford Motor Company TODAY President and Chief Executive Officer, Ford Motor Company of Australia, Melbourne, Australia ASIA CAMPUS

Paulette Velasco, ’03

“It’s the culmination of everything I prepared for at the GSB. I think the ’big a-ha’ for me was that, instead of focusing on one particular outcome, I learned to accept that there are often no correct, clear-cut answers. I learned how to make a good decision—and then accept a range of outcomes.”


BEFORE Chicago GSB Marketing director for a computer firm TODAY Vice President of Helios Partners, an international sports marketing firm “It’s everything I want in a job. And now, I’m a lot more confident going into budget meetings with CEOs.” ASIA CAMPUS

Erwin Rezelman, ’03 São Leopoldo, Brazil

BEFORE Chicago GSB Director of SAP Labs Tokyo TODAY Managing Director, SAP Global Service Center, Brazil


“The GSB program gives you tools to evaluate risk. You learn how to put everything together— the economics of HR, financial business case writing, negotiation skills—so you can identify issues better.”

Erik Østergaard, ’01 Copenhagen, Denmark

BEFORE Chicago GSB Senior director for one of Europe’s largest ferry companies TODAY CEO of Dansk Transport OG Logistik, representing 3,800 transportation companies “I don’t recall a single course that wasn’t immediately applicable to the workplace. But it’s the overall impact of the program that is so valuable. When you’re done, you feel different and you think differently. It’s like you’re looking at the world through new eyes.” EUROPE CAMPUS

David Hart, ’97 Frankfurt, Germany

BEFORE Chicago GSB Business editor for FAZ (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung) TODAY Managing Director, Communication Solution GmbH, a public relations consultancy business he launched to help cities and states increase foreign investment in their regions

“Chicago’s program is not just about theory. It prepares you to make decisions, approach clients, think about things strategically, assess risk. It gives you tools to turn business ideas into business.”


A Chicago MBA prepares you to make the career move you want, whether it’s changing industries, heading an international corporation, or launching a new venture.


Anne Alonzo, ’00

See what these Executive MBA graduates did with their degrees.

Washington DC, USA

BEFORE Chicago GSB U.S. diplomat in Mexico working on NAFTA and Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade TODAY Vice President, Global Public Policy, Kraft Foods “Although I was interacting with U.S. companies, I didn’t have a good foundation on how companies work from the inside. This MBA was a real growth experience and a turning point in my career.”


Abdulla Almulla, ’96 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

BEFORE Chicago GSB Hotel industry TODAY Chairman, Almulla Hospitality, the first Islamic international hotel chain

“I had experienced a few disastrous investments. However, at Chicago we were told we’d emerge being able to sit at any board of directors table. And we did.”


Carlos Cabrera, ’89 Des Plaines, Illinois, USA

BEFORE Chicago GSB Engineer at UOP, a firm that develops and supplies technology to the refining and petrochemical industry TODAY President and CEO, UOP LLC


“The program was one of the highlights of my life. The opportunity to interact with people who have been educated in a variety of disciplines and can think in common terms about business and strategy was very exciting.”

Carolyn Chan, ’02 Singapore

BEFORE Chicago GSB An executive recruiter for A.T. Kearney TODAY Regional Director, Strategic Partnerships and Alliances, Center for Creative Leadership, a leadership development program that trains over 20,000 people a year

“As an executive search consultant, I helped clients ’find’ their leaders. Now I work with clients on developing their leaders. My MBA gave me the business background I needed and the confidence to make effective decisions.”


Mike Sorrentino, ’08, President, Bright Strategy Incorporated, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, North America Campus


Community across continents. At Chicago GSB, community knows no borders or boundaries. Connections emerge from classes, spill into study groups, carry on in after-class conversations, solidify during international sessions, and last a lifetime. You can immerse yourself in the social aspects of the program as little or as much as you like. Here, community is the collaborative approach to problem solving, to best performance, to getting the most from this experience that is Chicago GSB.


“The diverse student body and the international exchange go beyond having a global network of colleagues and friends – it is about the opportunity to discuss social equality with people from third world countries... learn about how it was to live during the apartheid regime with someone who actually experienced it... talk to people who fought in wars... and even learn about the organization of the Roman Catholic Church. Every get together is an opportunity to learn something amazing.” Talita Ramos, current student Counsel, Strategic Transactions Kraft Foods Chicago, Illinois, USA


The Chicago GSB Difference Taking Diversity to a New Dimension The Executive MBA Program gives new meaning to diversity. With three international campuses representing 51 countries, every class session is an experience in cultural immersion. Add the immensely varied backgrounds of degrees, industries, and job functions, and diversity reaches a new dimension.

“The variety of work experience among the students provided a fantastic learning platform and a great networking environment. The difference in backgrounds was amazing. I interacted with individuals who have worked in Siberia and Mongolia, people who understand what it is like operating in environments where there is minimal corporate governance, little reliance on financial data, and little understanding of financial markets. Others came from more traditional industries, like finance, technology, telecoms, and consulting. It was a real potpourri of experiences.� Jeanette Wong, ’02 CFO, DBS Group Singapore


“Although we are working hard, we are having an amazing time and a lot of fun. I now have a great network of fantastic friends with amazing skills in a huge variety of industries and cultures.” Jesper Cramon, current student CFO, Safmarine Container Lines Brasschaat, Belgium


Catherine Nathan, ’08, of Fullerton Financial Holdings, Adeline Ng, ’08, of Citibank, and Lawrence Low, ’08, of Advantek celebrate Lawrence’s birthday, Asia Campus

The Chicago GSB Difference Chicago GSB People As much as it’s possible to sum up a community, this is Chicago GSB: People who approach work and play with equal intensity. Who are confident enough to make mistakes. And grounded enough to know that getting to the top is easier—and more fun—when the journey is shared.

“The global network of contacts is a tremendous asset for life. During my travels, I’ve met up with classmates in Shanghai, Taiwan, Korea, and California. Being together with highly ambitious and intelligent classmates is pure adrenaline.” Lawrence Low, ’08 Sales and Marketing Director, Asia Pacific Advantek Inc. Singapore

“The GSB community is made up of lots of very driven individuals who live by the maxim ‘work hard and play hard.’ We take our lectures and assignments seriously but we make sure we lead a ‘balanced’ life. There are certainly plenty of opportunities outside the classroom (which oddly enough, seem to take place mainly in the neighborhood pub) to socialize with our classmates and strike up what will no doubt be lasting friendships.” Jack Sung, current student Senior Vice President, Citi Singapore


“As my colleagues and I retool for new career challenges, Chicago GSB gave us an unparalleled toolbox to use in that effort. The tools were not just the academic disciplines and understanding for which Chicago is famous, but a living, breathing network of business architects and craftsmen who are available to help us sharpen our skills throughout our careers.” Karen Jensen Gruber, ’08 Founder and Owner, The Perfect Dinner Oak Park, Illinois, USA

Karen Jensen Gruber, ’08 (right), confers with an employee at her shop. North America Campus


The Chicago GSB Difference Career Management Chicago GSB Career Services can help you manage your career, whether you’re climbing the ladder within your current company, negotiating a raise, figuring out if your firm will be family-friendly, making a functional change inside your organization, or shifting industries five years down the road. Like everything else at Chicago GSB, community plays a part. Fellow students and alumni share their experiences, open new channels, and help one another through connections and opportunities. Our Career Services team offers a full array of programming, from how to best pursue your career passion to developing effective job search strategies. Career Services also creates and maintains valuable corporate connections.



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Participants in the Executive MBA Program represent every type of industry around the world, ranging from family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 corporations. The following companies* are among those whose employees have enrolled recently in the Executive MBA Program.

*This is not a comprehensive list. These companies do not necessarily underwrite employees’ tuition costs.


Vishal Sharma, ’08, Founder and Managing Director, Tuscan Ventures Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, India, Asia Campus


Connections that count. Across all programs. In 94 countries. Every conceivable industry. 40,000 alumni strong worldwide. And growing. This is your Chicago GSB network. You join it the moment you walk in the door. You expand it with every class. Every study group. Every casual conversation after class. Every Management Conference. Business Forecast. Dean’s Forum in London. Global Leadership lectures in Mexico City, Tokyo, Munich, Zurich, Jakarta—pick your city. Connect to your network. Chicago GSB is everywhere.


Ibrahim El Bitar, ’08 Europe Campus

“Being a part of this program, you know that whatever challenge you might face in the future, you will be able to resolve it either personally or by tapping into the alumni directory to find someone who can help.” Ibrahim El Bitar, ’08 Planning and Budgeting Director, Dubai World Trade Center Dubai, United Arab Emirates


The Chicago GSB Difference Connect Now Chicago GSB alumni are a part of your network from the day you are accepted as a student. You will meet them at admissions receptions. They participate as distinguished speakers and classroom guests. Our alumni are involved every step of the way, from helping identify the best prospective students to tapping into our talent pool, from speaking at conferences to endowing professorships. When you join the GSB, you connect to the entire GSB community.

“Now, some of my best friends are from Argentina, Australia, Italy, Switzerland... the student body couldn´t be more diversified, it´s great to know that you can count on friends or classmates from all over the world. This globalness brings great experiences for each one of us.” Manuel Campos, current student Deputy Manager, Banco Pivado Portugues Madrid, Spain


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The Chicago GSB Difference Connect for Life Wherever you go from here, you’ll find a vibrant GSB network. Our alumni hail from every inhabitable continent, living and working in 94 counFind out more about our alumni tries. With campuses on three continents and alumni at in virtually every industry worldwide, your network is as broad as your outreach. Alumni clubs and roundtables convene regularly in more than 80 cities. The Global Leadership Series brings stellar faculty and alumni speakers to cities in Asia, Europe, and Latin America, including Moscow, Mexico City, and Mumbai. Information on more than 40,000 alumni is available through the online community directory. Wherever you go from here, your GSB network is always accessible.

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One program, three continents. 25% of the program is spent with students from all three campuses. Study at all three campuses. Regardless of your primary campus, you will study at all three locations and get a firsthand view of how business is conducted around the world. You’ll be immersed in the business and cultural life of the region and get the chance to fully explore these major business centers. No other business school in the world offers you the choice of three such vibrant and diverse environments in which to study. Locations Chicago GSB’s permanent campuses are located in three of the world’s most exciting cities, all of which are major transportation hubs offering easy transit to and from cities throughout the world. Chicago The North America campus is the University of Chicago Gleacher Center, a state-of-the-art facility in the heart of Chicago’s commercial and retail district. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago boasts miles of recreational areas along its lakefront. The city offers a wealth of art, cultural, and entertainment outlets, including renowned museums, architecture, and professional sports, as well as a mosaic of ethnic and cosmopolitan neighborhoods. London The Europe campus, in the Woolgate Exchange building, is in London’s main financial district, a 10-minute walk from Liverpool Street Station. A city of central importance to Europe and the global economy, London also is rich in culture. Historic and modern at once, the city’s offerings include free museums, famous architecture, high-end shopping, world-class theater, plus sports, music, and eclectic cuisine—from pub food to saag paneer. Singapore The Asia campus occupies the House of Tan Yeok Nee, a restored 120-year-old historical landmark among the glass and steel towers of Singapore. Singapore is a thriving business and financial center for Southeast Asia and has the world’s busiest port. It is a bustling metropolis with excellent communications and transport. Singapore has an astonishing mix of old ethnic areas, modern office buildings, and shopping complexes. Three million Chinese, Malays, Indians, and Eurasians call this island their home.


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At Chicago GSB, we value the individual and actively recruit a community of students with diverse experiences, backgrounds, perspectives, and goals.


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In the past 5 years, Executive MBA Program participants have represented the following countries through their citizenship and/or residency:


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Argentina Bangladesh Barbados Brazil Canada Chile China Costa Rica Denmark France Germany Ghana Haiti India Ireland Italy Japan Malawi Mexico Pakistan Philippines Poland Russia South Korea Spain United Kingdom United States

Argentina Australia Austria Bahrain Belgium Brazil Bulgaria Cameroon Canada Chile China Czech Republic Denmark Egypt Finland France Germany Greece Hong Kong Hungary India Iran Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Korea Kuwait Latvia Lebanon Luxembourg Madagascar Malaysia Mexico Montenegro Netherlands New Zealand Nigeria Oman Pakistan Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saudi Arabia Senegal Singapore Slovakia Slovenia South Africa South Korea Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Syria Tanzania Tunisia Turkey UK Ukraine United Arab Emirates United States Uzbekistan Venezuela

Argentina Australia Austria Belarus Belgium Botswana Brazil Canada China Colombia Denmark Egypt Finland France Germany Hong Kong India Indonesia Ireland Israel Italy Japan Korea Kyrgyzstan Malaysia Mauritius Mexico Morocco Netherlands Norway Pakistan Peru Philippines Poland Russia Singapore South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sweden Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Trinidad & Tobago Turkey UAE United Kingdom United States Vietnam


The Curriculum The Executive MBA Program is a general management program that builds managerial leadership skills on a strong foundation of business fundamentals. Participants also choose two courses from a pool of electives to further challenge themselves or expand their knowledge in a particular area.

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Managerial Decision Making and Negotiation

Competitive Strategy


Operations Management

Managing the Workplace

Cases in Financial Analysis

Corporate Finance

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Financial Accounting


Year to year there may be changes to the overall curriculum. The above represents the typical program offering of core courses and electives.


Essentials of Effective Management

The Facts Curriculum Business Fundamentals Essentials of Effective Management focuses on increasing a manager’s understanding about the nature and dynamics of interpersonal behavior related to organizational performance by providing an introduction to theory and research in the behavioral sciences. Using a combination of case discussions, group activities, and lectures, the primary goal is to offer conceptual frameworks and principles that will improve managerial effectiveness. Topics covered include motivation, social perception, interpersonal influence, communication, group decision making, commitment, and leadership. Financial Accounting provides the insight to see through the numbers by developing your understanding of the language of business, how financial statements are prepared, how to interpret financial statements, conduct preliminary financial analyses of the firm, and forecast a firm’s financial performance. Microeconomics focuses on the basic economic principles of the firm and their relevance in business decisions. The course covers supply and demand and its relation to market behavior followed by economic determinants of individuals’ consumption, savings, and labor behavior.

Statistics provides a comprehensive treatment of basic statistical concepts and analytical tools for data-driven decision makers. Topics covered include time series, categorical data, random variables and their distributions, variability, and regression models. Priority is given to understanding the concepts and their relevance to business. Macroeconomics analyzes both short-run fluctuations and long-run growth of the aggregate economy. Topics include booms and recessions, inflation and unemployment, monetary and fiscal policy, budget and trade deficits, interest and exchange rates, and the productivity slowdown. Investments covers financial theory and empirical techniques currently used in the quantitative analysis of financial asset prices and their applications to investment decisions in global markets. Covering such topics as portfolio allocation, models of capital market equilibrium and empirical evidence, performance valuation, and fixed income management, this course builds a foundation for understanding concepts that affect a firm’s access to funding and markets.


Managerial Leadership Competitive Strategy applies concepts from microeconomics and industrial organization to competitive decision making. Case discussions serve as a foundation for learning in this class. Topics covered include industry analysis, basic game theory, competitive interactions, competitive pricing, commitment, and antitrust. Managerial Accounting sheds light on why some managers use numerous seemingly sub-optimal accounting practices and explores why firms are adopting activitybased-costing (ABC), economic value added (EVA), and balanced scorecard. Emphasis is placed on the question of organizational motivation and control and the role of accounting in this context. Operations Management concentrates on organizational operations concepts and processes from a general manager’s perspective. Three critical concepts form the base of this course: locating and costing bottlenecks, reducing variability, and managing variability. These concepts provide insight into process analysis, quality, inventory control, capacity planning, and location. Marketing develops an understanding of and skill in formulating and planning marketing strategies. Understanding, developing, and evaluating brand strategies over the life of a product are a key component of the course. Topics also include strategies for pioneering brands and later entrants and strategies for growth in declining markets.


Managerial Decision Making and Negotiation has two goals: a descriptive goal that helps students understand how managers actually make decisions and a prescriptive goal that helps students become better decision makers and negotiators. Through readings, demonstrations, and cases, students learn why managers are susceptible to certain decision-making biases and subsequently make less than optimal decisions. The course explores the implications of these biases for consumer, organizational, and financial decision making. In the second part of the course, a series of negotiation simulations helps students develop a structured approach to preparation and a refined set of skills for carrying out negotiations. Corporate Finance focuses on the interactions between financial structures and the value of the underlying real assets. After a short introduction to capital budgeting and valuation methods, the course focuses on the process of capital structure decisions. Recent theories in corporate finance are illustrated through a series of examples and cases. Special emphasis is placed on the ways in which financing affects the incentive structure of financial claimants. Strategic Leadership encourages participants to use the social structure around them to identify opportunities to create value, mobilize resources around the opportunities, and organize to deliver value. Case-based class discussions serve as a framework for exploring highperformance teams, corporate culture, reputations, leading strategic change, leveraging best practices, communicating a vision, reading the informal organization, and integrating operations across business units.

The Facts Curriculum Electives Managing the Workplace analyzes key topics in global human resource management and organizational design. Emphasis is placed on the means by which multicultural firms attract, develop, retain and motivate employees, and on organization structure and decision making. Attention is given to current person nel practices and business environment challenges to organizational policies in various countries and cultures. Cases in Financial Analysis takes a financial approach to managerial decision making. Funds needs, financing decisions, and investment decisions are discussed. Understanding how financial decisions affect firm value is a focus of the course. Case discussions of large and small, international and country-specific firms provide the main vehicle for learning in this course.

Electives allow participants to personalize the program for individual development needs or career objectives. Participants choose two courses from a pool of electives chosen by Executive MBA Program participants. Actual electives offered vary year to year, but usually include cutting-edge or advanced topics. A sample of electives taught in the past: Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity Private Equity & Entrepreneurship Advanced Marketing Strategy Grave to Cradle Corporate Restructuring Introduction to Financial Instruments Hedge Fund Investment Strategies Topics in Organizational Behavior Pricing Strategies Building the New Venture Theory and Policy of Modern Finance Situational Leadership: A Behavioral Science Approach


The Faculty Chicago GSB faculty who regularly teach in the Executive MBA Program: David Altig Adjunct Professor of Economics BBA (economics), University of Iowa, 1980; MA (economics), Brown, 1982; PhD (economics), Brown, 1987. Ray Ball Sidney B. Davidson Professor of Accounting BCom University Medal (accounting), University of NSW, 1965; MBA, University of Chicago, 1968; PhD (economics), University of Chicago, 1972; Doctor Honoris Causa, Helsinki School of Economics, 1991; Doctor Honoris Causa, Katholieke University Leuven, 1994; CPA, Australia. Research Activities Financial reporting and disclosure; earnings and stock prices; international accounting and finance; market efficiency; the institutions of a market economy. Federico M. Bandi Associate Professor of Econometrics and Statistics Laurea (economics), Bocconi University, Milan, 1994; MA (economics), Bocconi University, Milan, 1995; PhD (economics), Yale University, 1999. Research Activities Time series econometrics; empirical finance; continuous-time asset pricing.


Ronald S. Burt Hobart W. Williams Professor of Sociology and Strategy BA (social and behavioral science), Johns Hopkins University, 1971; MA (sociology), State University of New York at Albany, 1973; PhD (sociology), University of Chicago, 1977. Research Activities Theory and research methodology describing the social structure of competitive advantage in careers, organizations, and markets. Pradeep K. Chintagunta Robert Law Professor of Marketing BT (mechanical engineering), Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, India, 1984; MS (management), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India, 1986; PhD (marketing), Northwestern University, 1990. Research Activities Analysis of household purchase behavior; pharmaceutical markets; technology products. Steven Davis William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics BA (economics), Portland State University, Oregon, 1980; MA (economics), Brown University, 1981; PhD (economics), Brown University, 1986. Research Activities Job creation and destruction; tax effects on work activity; the distribution of consumption and earnings; demand for risky assets; software pricing and design.

The Facts Faculty and Research Sanjay Dhar James H. Lorie Professor of Marketing BTech (mechanical engineering), with honors, Indian Institute of Technology, India, 1983; MBA, Indian Institute of Management (India), 1987; CPhil (management), University of California, Los Angeles, 1992; PhD (management), University of California, Los Angeles, 1992. Research Activities Brand management; consumer promotion evaluation and planning (bonus buys versus in-store coupons, package coupons, free-standing insert [FSI] coupons, cross-ruff coupons); competitive advertising strategies; e-commerce strategy; marketing strategy; new product development, management and strategy; retail management best practices (promotion and merchandise planning and evaluation, store formats, impact of private labels, efficient consumer response [ECR] initiatives, category management, efficient assortment management, loyalty reward programs, every day low pricing [EDLP]); trade promotions. Donald Eisenstein Professor of Operations Management BS (engineering management), Southern Methodist University, 1982; BS (mathematical science), Southern Methodist University, 1982; MS (operations research), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1983; PhD (operations research), Georgia Institute of Technology, 1992. Research Activities Analysis of logistical systems including production, material handling, scheduling, routing and distribution. Nicholas Epley Professor of Behavioral Science and Neubauer Family Faculty Fellow BA (psychology/philosophy), Saint Olaf College, 1996; PhD (psychology), Cornell University, 2001. Research Activities Experimental study of social cognition; perspective taking; intuitive human judgment.

Luis Garicano Professor of Economics and Strategy Licenciado (economics), Universidad de Valladolid, 1990; Licenciado (law), Universidad de Valladolid, 1991; MA (European economic studies), College of Europe, Bruges, 1992; MA (economics), University of Chicago, 1995; PhD (economics), University of Chicago, 1998. Research Activities Economics of acquisition and transmission of knowledge; organizing professional service firms; specialization; culture, language and codes in organizations; incentives; organization and strategy. Robert H. Gertner Wallace W. Booth Professor of Economics and Strategy AB summa cum laude (economics), Princeton University, 1981; PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986. Research Activities Industrial organization; resource allocation and decision making in organizations; corporate investment; law and economics; theory of the firm; strategic pricing. Michael Gibbs Clinical Professor of Economics AB and AM (economics), University of Chicago, 1984; PhD (economics), University of Chicago, 1989. Research Activities Personnel economics; economics of organization; incentive compensation. Linda Ginzel Clinical Professor of Managerial Psychology BA summa cum laude (psychology), University of Colorado, 1984; MA (social psychology), Princeton University, 1986; PhD (social psychology), Princeton University, 1989. Research Activities Social cognition and interpersonal perception; the social psychology of organizational behavior; ethical leadership; management education; executive development.


John Huizinga Walter David “Bud” Fackler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics BA cum laude (economics), Pomona College, 1976; BA cum laude (mathematics), Pomona College, 1976; PhD (economics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1980. Research Activities Empirical studies in macroeconomics and finance, both domestic and international; econometric theory. Ronen Israel Visiting Professor of Finance BA (economics), University of Haifa, Israel, 1984; PhD (finance), Northwestern University, 1989. Research Activities Capital allocation process; organization design; the economics of the market for corporate control; firms’ capital structure choice; the economics of bankruptcy. Current research is on entrepreneurial finance; capital allocation process; and managerial compensation. Tobias J. Moskowitz Fama Family Professor of Finance BS (industrial management/industrial engineering), Purdue University, 1993; MS (management with finance concentration), Purdue University, 1994; PhD (management, finance), University of California, Los Angeles, 1998. Research Activities Empirical asset pricing; investments and portfolio choice; private equity and entrepreneurship; real estate; empirical corporate finance. Lenny Soffer Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting BA (accountancy) University of Illinois Urbana, 1977; MBA (finance), Northwestern University, 1981; PhD (accountancy), University of California, Berkeley, 1991. Research Activities Corporate valuation; capital markets; accounting information.


Lars Stole Eli B. and Harriet B. Williams Professor of Economics BA (economics), University of Illinois, 1985; MS, London School of Economics, 1986; PhD (economics), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1991. Research Activities Economics of contracts and organizations; industrial organization; informational economics; current research focuses on price discrimination and intra-organizational resource allocation. Per Strömberg Adjunct Associate Professor of Finance MBA (finance), Stockholm School of Economics, 1991; MS (industrial administration), Carnegie Mellon University, 1993; PhD (finance), Carnegie Mellon University, 1997. Research Activities Corporate finance and governance; venture capital and entrepreneurial finance; costs of bankruptcy and financial distress. Richard Thaler Ralph and Dorothy Keller Distinguished Service Professor of Behavioral Science and Economics BA (economics), Case Western Reserve University, 1967; MA (economics), University of Rochester, 1970; PhD (economics), University of Rochester, 1974. Research Activities Behavioral economics and finance; the psychology of decision making. Bernd Wittenbrink Professor of Behavioral Science Diploma (business administration), Berufsakademie Stuttgart, Germany, 1983; MA (psychology), University of Michigan, 1991; PhD (psychology), University of Michigan, 1994. Research Activities Psychology of person perception and social judgment, especially the role of categorical background knowledge in impression formation.

The Facts Faculty and Research Roman L. Weil V. Duane Rath Professor Emeritus of Accounting AB (economics and mathematics), Yale University, 1962; SM (industrial administration), Carnegie Mellon University, 1965; PhD (economics), Carnegie Mellon University, 1966; CPA, State of Illinois, 1973; CMA, 1974. Research Activities Financial accounting; forensic accounting; regulation; financial literacy and corporate governance. George Wu Professor of Behavioral Science AB (applied mathematics), Harvard University, 1985; SM (applied mathematics), Harvard University, 1987; PhD (decision sciences), Harvard University, 1991. Research Activities Decision making under risk and uncertainty; behavioral decision making. Mark E. Zmijewski Leon Carroll Marshall Professor of Accounting; Deputy Dean for Part-Time MBA Programs BS (management), State University of New York, Buffalo, 1976; MBA special honors, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1981; PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1983. Research Activities Valuation; security analysis; the effect of financial disclosures on capital market participants and security prices.


Research Centers Chicago GSB is famous for groundbreaking research. A great deal of faculty research is conducted under the auspices of our research centers, which in turn are a draw for recruiting top faculty. The centers also are a valuable resource for students and alumni. Michael P. Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship Established by energy industry entrepreneur Michael P. Polsky, ’87, president and CEO of Invenergy, the Polsky Center brings together experiential learning, collaboration, and research focused on new venture formation and development. Among its activities, the center sponsors the annual Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge business plan competition, which has led to the creation of 30 companies and $100 million in funding over the past 10 years, and directs the unique Elfman-Wareham Private Equity and Venture Capital Laboratory course, which pairs students with private equity and venture capital firms for internships. James M. Kilts Center for Marketing Founded by turnaround guru James M. Kilts, ’74, the person responsible for reviving such brands as Kool-Aid, Kraft, and Nabisco, the Kilts Center sponsors basic and applied research in marketing as well as innovation in the GSB marketing curriculum. The center annually funds $10,000 tuition scholarships for second-year students and in 2005 established 10 marketing fellowships, which provide $50,000 over two years as well as a mentoring relationship with a senior marketing executive. Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory The interdisciplinary Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory, founded by Richard O. Ryan, ’66, supports analysis and research conducted by leading professors at the University and the GSB into the role prices play in the fundamental functions of an economic system. The center is directed by Steven Levitt, author of the bestseller Freakonomics, who was hailed by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. Center for Decision Research Researchers at the Center for Decision Research study the processes by which intuition, reasoning, and social interaction produce beliefs, judgments, and choices—topics that have important applications in a range of contexts, including management, marketing, finance, and public policy. The center conducts behavioral research studies, holds a weekly research workshop, and produces a research paper series.


George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State The Stigler Center supports research on the effects of political life on economic life and the reciprocal effects of economic life on political life. Named for former faculty member George Stigler, the first business school professor awarded a Nobel Prize, the center publishes a Working Paper series and sponsors conference and guest speakers. Center for Population Economics The Center for Population Economics supports research on demographic, epidemiological, and economic processes such as in chronic diseases, mortality, work levels, geographic mobility, intergenerational transition of wealth, and more. The center is directed by Nobel laureate Robert Fogel, Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions, who teaches a course on ethics. Center for Research in Security Prices An integral part of the academic and corporate world of financial and economic research, the Center for Research in Security Prices is recognized as the leading source of the most comprehensive and accurate U.S. historical databases available. CRSP’s clients include most of the top-ranked U.S. and international business schools as well as numerous top firms worldwide. Institute of Professional Accounting The Institute of Professional Accounting coordinates the accounting activities in the Graduate School of Business. The faculty develop a curriculum that integrates various fields of knowledge combining accounting and management. The institute publishes the Journal of Accounting Research and sponsors an annual conference on research in accounting. The Initiative on Global Markets The Initiative on Global Markets deals with the massive global movements of capital, products, and talent in the modern economy that have fundamentally changed the nature of business in the 21st century. The initiative’s work focuses on international business, financial markets, and the roles of policies and institutions.

The Facts Career Services Executive MBA students and alumni are supported by one of the top-rated Career Services departments of any business school in the world. With offices in Chicago, London, and Singapore, Chicago GSB’s Career Services is dedicated to fostering career development and creating opportunities by building relations with employers. Whether students and alumni are changing careers or looking to gain a competitive advantage in their existing fields, Career Services will work closely with them to refine their goals and help them successfully navigate their career development process. We help students and alumni through each phase of career development. Self Assessment Career Services assists students and alumni with assessing their values, goals, and career interests, which allow them to successfully differentiate themselves. Career Management Programming Career Services offers group and individual assistance on a variety of topics including: career strategy and change; creating compelling resumes and job search correspondence; and effective interviewing and negotiating. Additionally, regular industry panels offer an opportunity for students to learn about options and network with industry experts. Networking Students and alumni can utilize the online Chicago GSB Community Directory to research and contact alumni and fellow students in various functions and industries. The directory is an excellent tool to begin conducting informational interviews and to network with professionals in fields and roles of interest. Job Postings Career Services, along with the deans and many other GSB constituencies, is actively engaged in employer outreach and development. Thousands of jobs from firms are posted annually—jobs that span a wide variety of functions, industries, levels, and geographies. In addition to postings from companies that recruit from Chicago GSB, Career Services posts search-firm listings for more senior positions. Students can elect to have both full-time postings and search-firm postings emailed directly to them.

Chicago GSB Select Search Executive MBA students who meet the eligibility requirements may participate in Chicago GSB Select Search, an online resume database service. Chicago GSB Select Search is made available to recruiters seeking experienced MBA talent from the GSB. Currently, more than 500 employers use GSB Select Search for their hiring needs. Fisher Career Resource Center (CRC) The Kenneth G. Fisher CRC is the center for career and job related research at the GSB. Remote access is available to a wealth of online databases. These feature company information, job leads, industry data, and compensation surveys. There are also several print resources including books and periodicals available on site. (Similar resources are available in London and Singapore) CareerCast Through the CareerCast podcast series, students and alumni can hear experts discuss such topics as making an industry or functional career change, managing employees, crafting their story, and taking the entrepreneurial plunge. CareerCast also features success stories of Chicago GSB students and alumni.


Apply. The Executive MBA Program admits approximately 90 students to each program location (North America, Europe, Asia) each year. The admissions committee looks for evidence of an applicant’s potential to succeed in a demanding program of study and in his or her professional career. In addition to professional experience, previous educational experience, and recommendation letters, we consider essays to learn about an applicant’s activities, goals, and interest in attending our program. In short, the admissions committee is trying to find a solid match between the applicant and Chicago GSB. The Executive MBA program offers three rounds of deadline dates for application submission. All your application materials must be submitted by 5 p.m. (CST/Chicago time) on the day of the deadline in order to be considered for an application round. For more information and deadline dates visit

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